iPad mini Will mini2 run iOS 9 and 10 well?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Italianblend, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Do you think the iPad 2 (and 3, for that matter) will run iOS 9 without slowdowns/animation glitches, etc? My fiancé wants a mini and is probably going to get a 2, but I really am a little weary about it. I don't want it to slow down in a year when iOS 9 is released. What do you think? Ideally I'd like to wait until the next improved model comes out.

    Ps: was in Apple store today and mini 2/3 feels slower than air 2 noticably. I Mean, sure of course; but even when just swiping icon screens. Mini 3 is a fail.
     
  2. rrm74001 macrumors regular

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  3. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    It shares the same chip as the air doesn't it?
     
  5. scupking macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the mini 2 and air are the same.
     
  6. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    I think the air and mini 2/3 will run iOS 9 and 10 fine as long as they keep 1gb as the norm in iPhone. If they all upgrade to 2gb of ram idk
     
  7. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

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    I do think that the mini 2 will see iOS 10, and maybe 11. I do not have an iPad, but I do have an iPhone 5s that has the same specs as the mini 2 (and mini 3). iOS 8 doesn't seem slow or crippled like iOS 7 does on an iPhone 4. Also, lets not forget that the A7 is still a VERY powerful chip.

    For example, the iP6 with the A8 is guaranteed to have iOS 11 (going on that each iPhone gets 3 major updates like in years past). That being said the 5s (with the A7 and 1 gig of RAM just like the mini 2 and 3) is only a little slower. The A7 is 1.3 GHz and the A8 is 1.4. This COULD mean that Apple is trying to extend the life of each product to 4 or 5 major updates. Just a theory :)
     

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